Originally Posted by mlavia57
Suppose I import
a Canadian boat
at no cost (free) to the US. The rules I read said the duty would be 1-1/2%. So the question is 1.5% of what? Also, I am thinking of sailing it from Ontario
using the Welland Canal
to Cleveland. Where would I check in at customs
? I don't want anyone shooting at me (LOL), sort of. Any Ideas or answers?
Iíve gone the other way with a boat (US to Canada), so the process may differ. But I know our Border folks have the discretion to either accept the valuation on your Bill of Sale
, OR they can access the taxes
and duties based on standard market value of the item
I agree with John; better to give them a low, but still reasonable, number that they can work
with. The trick with bureaucracy is to avoid raising any flags
. If you do, then the bureaucrat is obligated to do work
, and to follow the prescribed rules. This rarely works out well for us.
Not sure about the US customs check in following the Welland. But you wonít have to clear in till after you go through the Canal. Itís 100% Canadian. Of course, you could clear into the USA before entering the canal.